2016 Dogge Costume Contest

This contest has now ended. Information about the winners to be posted soon.

Here's how to enter

Submit details of an original, homemade costume created for a dog belonging to you, a family member or a friend.

  • Provide at least one clear, digital photo showing the costume on the dog.
  • Write up a detailed description of how you made the costume and other relevant information - entries must be at least 400 words.*
  • The costume can be one you made this year or from a previous year. However, if you have photos and a description already elsewhere online, please submit different photos and a different write up for this contest.
  • Any method of construction can be used: sewing, gluing, taping, knitting, crocheting, weaving, draping, etc.
  • You can enter as many different dog costumes as you like, provided each entry is original and unique.
  • Entry is FREE to anyone anywhere in the world. However, please note that you will need to have a PayPal account to receive prize money if you're selected as a winner. We also will need a valid e-mail address to notify you. We do not need to know your last name but it would be nice to know your state/province and country. Remember, we are committed to protecting your privacy online and solely use e-mail for purposes of communication with you from this website.

After reading about the contest timeline, prizes and rules below,
please use the form at the bottom of this page to submit your entry(-ies).

* More About the Description:

It might be easiest to write up your description in a document file, do a grammar and spell check, then copy and paste into the part of the form that says Tell Us About Your Dogge Costume. After you click on Submit Dogge Costume, you will have one more chance to do final edits before submitting your entry.

If your description comes to less than 400 words, you can add in things such as:  when the costume was worn or will be worn, how your dog reacted, how other people liked it, if you won any awards at an event, other fun or quirky facts about your dog, where you got your dog and how long you've had him or her, and whether you are someone who regularly makes things.

Contest Timeline & Prizes

This contest begins Saturday, October 1, 2016, at 6:00 a.m. PDST and ends Sunday, November 6, at 11:59 p.m. PDST.

PRIZES will be as follows:

USD 100.00 for one (1) first place winner

USD 50.00 for one (1) second place winner

USD 25.00 for two (2) third place winners

Payment will be via PayPal between November 21 and December 1, 2016. Winning costumes will be shown on our home page for December and entries will become a permanent part of our Dog Costumes section.

Contest Rules - the Nitty Gritty

For purposes of this contest, Make & Build Dog Stuff (www.make-and-build-dog-stuff.com) is the Contest Sponsor.

Judging Criteria

All eligible entries will be judged by the Contest Sponsor’s creative staff. The judging criteria to be used will be (1) 50 percent for creativity and originality of the costume idea and photos, and (2) 50 percent for the quality of the write up.

Winners will be notified by November 12, 2016, via e-mail. By participating, entrants agree to the Official Rules and the decisions of the judges, which shall be final and binding in all respects.

Other Details

Note that this contest is void where prohibited by law. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.

Winner is solely responsible for any and all taxes on the prize, as well as any and all expenses relative to participation in the 2016 Dogge Costume Contest  (including acceptance of the prize) not specified herein . Prizes will be awarded within approximately 14 days after selection of the winners.  Prizes are not transferable. No substitution is allowed except at the discretion of the Contest Sponsor.


By entering, participants agree to receive email notifications from this website.

Conditions of Participation

Contest Sponsor is not responsible for lost, interrupted, or unavailable network, server, or other connections, miscommunications, failed phone or computer hardware or software or telephone transmissions or technical failures, garbled or jumbled transmissions or other errors of any kind, whether human, mechanical, or electronic; including without limitation the incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry information online.

Winners will be notified by e-mail and must respond within fourteen (14) days of attempted notification or be disqualified. If a prize is returned as unable to be delivered, the potential winner will be disqualified and another winner will be selected.

The Contest Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, or suspend the contest should viruses, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, or other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor corrupt or impair the administration, security, or fairness of the contest. In such event, winners will be selected from all eligible entries received up to the time of such cancellation, termination, or suspension.

Submission of an entry constitutes the irrevocable grant to the Contest Sponsor of all rights in the entry, all rights to publish, use, adapt, edit, and/or modify such entry in any way and in any and all media, without limitation, and without consideration or acknowledgment to the entrant and the unconditional right to use the photograph and statements about the promotion for advertising/publicity purposes without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law.

By entering, participants release make-and-build-dog-stuff.com from any and all liability for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind caused by participation in the contest or the acceptance, possession, or use/misuse of a prize or participation in any prize-related activities.

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